International higher education

Private Colleges Proliferating, Worldwide

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A researcher studies the global role of private education in increasing access as demand keeps booming.

Sticker Shock and Study Abroad

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With the dollar declining, fuel surcharges rising, and an economy slowing, the impact on the number of Americans studying abroad -- and where they go -- could be significant.

Documenting China's Higher Ed Explosion

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In many discussions about the international standing of American higher education, China is the 800-pound gorilla -- the emerging scientific and technological superpower whose newfound focus on building a first-class postsecondary system poses a major threat to the national economic competitiveness and individual well being in the United States.

Growth in International Applicants Slows

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Number of foreign applicants to U.S. graduate programs increased by only 3 percent this year, survey shows, while about a third of schools saw declines.

A Test the Education Department Doesn't Love

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In many quarters within American higher education, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is viewed (unfairly, she and her supporters would argue) as an almost single-minded advocate for more, and more standardized, measurement of how well college students are educated. The position of Spellings's Education Department on testing has made her unpopular with many college leaders and faculty members in the United States.

International Development Goals

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University leaders from around the world convene for summit on higher education and development. Attendees are each (supposed) to return home with two new partnerships.

Studying (Sign) Languages Abroad

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As interest in ASL and overseas study grows, new programs offer the opportunity to study foreign sign language and deaf culture abroad.

Shift for Saudi Scholarship Program

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In new wave of government scholarship program, the emphasis is on graduate students, not undergrads.

A President in Texas (No, Not That One)

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At Abilene Christian U.'s commencement, Madagascar's leader joined 24 graduating scholars supported by his government, with hopes of greater good.

The Private Sector Role in Global Higher Education

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At World Bank meeting, Laureate chief foresees major role for non-government universities around the world -- if they act as good citizens.

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